Local History

23 June 2015

Alan's getting excited about the new series of WDYTYA? and the type of stories that could be in store

18 June 2015

The bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo means that there’s never been a better time to research ancestors who fought in the Napoleonic Wars, writes Jonathan Scott

18 June 2015

After last week's visit to Manchester Cathedral, Alan travels south to Gloucester Cathedral, where he spots some remarkable monuments

11 June 2015

Alan Crosby was reminded of an amusing family history discovery following a recent conversation with Manchester Cathedral's archivist

04 June 2015

Despite his years of family history experience, Alan Crosby still had a frustrating brick wall – and this week, he finally broke it down!

28 May 2015

Archives and record offices are sometimes housed in unusual locations, as Alan Crosby recently discovered on a trip to Denbighshire

21 May 2015

A week in Sicily led columnist Alan Crosby to dwell upon the island's turbulent history and the stories of people arriving and departing from its shores

14 May 2015

Despite having Polish relatives, Alan Crosby still struggles to get his head around some of that nation's unusual naming conventions

11 May 2015

Our military expert Phil Tomaselli looks for the records of two soldiers from the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders to discover if information about their service in the First World War survived a blaze 

08 May 2015

Following yesterday's General Election, Paul Blake take a look at poll books and electoral registers, which can reveal your ancestors' voting habits and much more besides

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